Bigger and better Celebrate Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 11:47 05 August 2014 | UPDATED: 11:47 05 August 2014

Food and Drink market for Maritime Ipswich.

Food and Drink market for Maritime Ipswich.

SYLVAINE POITAU

The county town's streets come alive for a week of celebrations culminating in the spectacular Maritime Festival

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The streets of Ipswich will be alive with excitement and entertainment as Celebrate Ipswich returns in August.

The week-long celebration from August 11-17, which culminates in the weekend Maritime Festival on the Waterfront, is a summer highlight for the county town. And this year it will be bigger and better than ever.

New attractions in the line-up include a glamorous ‘St Tropez’ car exhibition featuring a fabulous collection of famous cars such as a Ferrari F1, James Bond Aston Martin DB5 and a 1973 Jaguar E-type.

The Saints area of town – St Peters Street and St Nicholas Street – will host a new farmers’ market featuring more than 20 of the region’s best small scale producers, who will tease tastebuds with the flavours and smells of Suffolk’s fresh local produce.

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Also in the line-up are the Beer and Beverage Festival, Regatta, urban free-style show, Viking entertainment and visiting vessels including Thames sailing barges.

Retailers and restaurants will be joining the celebrations with special menus, events and offers throughout the festival. Visitors are encouraged to make it a real occasion by staying in town for a weekend or even a whole week.

Paul Clement, chief executive of Ipswich Central, said: “Celebrate Ipswich is one of the biggest events in the Ipswich calendar and is a great showcase of East Anglia’s waterfront town.”

Councillor Bryony Rudkin, Ipswich Borough Council’s culture and leisure portfolio-holder, said: “The Ipswich summer programme is the best in the region and all eyes will be on our big August events, including the fabulous Maritime Festival. There is so much to see and do both here and in the town centre before relaxing at our new look beer festival and speciality markets.”

To keep up-to-date with events and activities taking place during Celebrate Ipswich visit www.allaboutipswich.com or download the All About Ipswich app for free on IOS and Android.

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